How can we detect osteoporosis?

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How can we detect osteoporosis?
« on: 01/03/2011 17:56:09 »
Every year, about 75,000 people suffer a hip fracture in the UK and a majority of those will be down to the condition osteoporosis.  Dr. Ken Poole is a rheumatologist at the University of Cambridge where hes studying how bones weaken and change with age...
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How can we detect osteoporosis?
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How can we detect osteoporosis?
« Reply #2 on: 08/03/2011 05:35:08 »
It is heard that osteoporosis can be prevented by taking some suppliments of nutrients like vitamins and minerals.Is that true?

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« Reply #3 on: 25/03/2011 22:10:19 »
Yes, the 'sunshine' vitamin (vitamin D) and calcium are both recommended to prevent osteoporosis

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« Reply #4 on: 08/12/2011 11:42:36 »
A bone density test may be used to diagnose osteoporosis, and fortunately, it is very preventable by exercising and Vitamin D in a diet is mandatory for the patient.








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